Dublin City University
Innovation and Enterprise Centre
Transforming knowledge into commercial success
Why Work with DCU?
...
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3© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
My Punch Lines……
There are smart
people in DCU who
can help your
business
Funding is availabl...
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Current Role
• Business Development at DCU
Previous Experience
• Worked at Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent
• UK & US
• Various...
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Spectrum of Activities @DCU
6© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
7© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Commercializing Applied Research
Researchers’
Own Ideas
Company Idea
or Challenge
Industry
Co...
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1 Sensor Web
2 Information
Systems
3 Cloud
Computing
4 Networks &
Communications
Engineering
5 Image
Processing &
Analys...
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“In the Zone”
Indoor Micro-Location Technology
ITZ is a mapping and location system for
devel...
11© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Company
12© 2012 Copyright Invent-DCU
Company
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Innovation Partnership Model
Research & Expertise
Funding & Supports
Idea & Market
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Company
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• Existing companies
• Already have a core product and
expertise
• Project will allow you to...
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How Do You Apply?
1. Talk to TTO and then to key researchers
2. Rolling call for proposals every month
3. University do...
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Company Project DCU Team
OpenJaw
Technologies Ltd.
• OpenJaw
Technologies delivers
high perf...
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Example Project: Ecovolve
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Example Project: Ecovolve
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DCU Team for Project with Netwatch
© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Prof Noel O’Connor
Principal
Investigator
Jogile Kuklyte...
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Example Innovation Partnership Team
© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Leonardo Gualano
Project Manager
BEng (Hons) Computer a...
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Example Innovation Partnership Team
© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Ramya Murthy
Hebbalaguppe
Algorithm Design &
Developmen...
22© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
Key Takeaways…..
There are smart
people in DCU who
can help your
business
Funding is availab...
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20130619 DCU Invent Why Collaborate with DCU, Paddy O Boyle

  1. 1. Dublin City University Innovation and Enterprise Centre Transforming knowledge into commercial success Why Work with DCU? Paddy O’Boyle Invent DCU
  2. 2. 2© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
  3. 3. 3© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU My Punch Lines…… There are smart people in DCU who can help your business Funding is available for the right projects My job is to make the process simple
  4. 4. 4 Current Role • Business Development at DCU Previous Experience • Worked at Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent • UK & US • Various business development, marketing and strategy roles Education • Undergraduate Engineering Degree • MBA © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Background
  5. 5. 5© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Spectrum of Activities @DCU
  6. 6. 6© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
  7. 7. 7© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Commercializing Applied Research Researchers’ Own Ideas Company Idea or Challenge Industry Collaborations Start-Ups Licences
  8. 8. 8 1 Sensor Web 2 Information Systems 3 Cloud Computing 4 Networks & Communications Engineering 5 Image Processing & Analysis 6 Language Technologies 8 Health & Human Performance 7 Manufacturing & Materials Engineering 9 Data Analytics
  9. 9. 9© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU “In the Zone” Indoor Micro-Location Technology ITZ is a mapping and location system for developers of smartphone apps. It contains a toolkit that includes an SDK and access to the ITZ platform. The ITZ technology has numerous applications, however we have focussed our commercialisation efforts on one key market segment: Consumer Apps in retail In-store navigation, ad serving, dynamic content experience, coupons etc…
  10. 10. 11© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Company
  11. 11. 12© 2012 Copyright Invent-DCU Company
  12. 12. 13 Innovation Partnership Model Research & Expertise Funding & Supports Idea & Market © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Company
  13. 13. 14© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU • Existing companies • Already have a core product and expertise • Project will allow you to scale or enhance your products When? Does it Make Sense to Work with a University? Why? Top Reasons Companies Consider an Innovation Partnership • You need to access new expertise • You only need expertise for a short time • All resources are used on existing business • There is risk and the funding mitigates this • Association with the university brings credibility Company
  14. 14. 15 How Do You Apply? 1. Talk to TTO and then to key researchers 2. Rolling call for proposals every month 3. University does all the “heavy lifting” in proposal writing 4. Feasibility study optional © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU
  15. 15. 16© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Company Project DCU Team OpenJaw Technologies Ltd. • OpenJaw Technologies delivers high performance distribution solutions to leading travel companies • OpenJaw’s products are widely deployed and the company has expanded rapidly Database Optimisation • DCU research team have developed innvative techniques to enhance current product preformance • DCU has expertise in XML optimization School of Computing • Interoperable Systems Group • Led by Dr. Mark Roantreee and Dr. Gerard Marks • Research team supported by OpenJaw President John McQuillan
  16. 16. 17© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Example Project: Ecovolve
  17. 17. 18© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Example Project: Ecovolve
  18. 18. 19 DCU Team for Project with Netwatch © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Prof Noel O’Connor Principal Investigator Jogile Kuklyte Dr. Jian Zhou Ramya Murthy Hebbalaguppe Dr. Leo Gualano Dr. Kevin McGuinness Dr. Cem Direkoglu
  19. 19. 20 Example Innovation Partnership Team © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Leonardo Gualano Project Manager BEng (Hons) Computer and Electronic Engineering, Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence Academic and industrial background. Multiple publications in high quality conferences and journals. Experience in engineering project management. Jogile Kuklyte Researcher Undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering, finishing PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning Graduated from DCU with 1st class honours Noel O’Connor Principal Investigator 14 years experience of multimedia content analysis 13 PhD graduates to date; DCU President's Research Award for Science and Engineering 2010; Enterprise Ireland ICT Award for Innovation 2010 Name Role Experience Achievements
  20. 20. 21 Example Innovation Partnership Team © 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Ramya Murthy Hebbalaguppe Algorithm Design & Development Electronics and Communication, Masters in Computer Vision Won best awards for research in past assignments (both in academia and industry). Jiang Zhou Research Assistant Undergraduate Electronic Engineering, PhD in Machine Vision 1st class Honours. Third place in internal I2P (Idea2Product) Competition TCD Cem Direkoglu Consultant PhD in Machine Vision, M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering Publications in high- ranking journals and conferences in machine vision Kevin McGuinness Technical Consultant, Computer Vision and Machine Learning B.Sc (Hons) Computer Applications, Ph.D in Computer Vision Graduated top of undergraduate class studies. Published in top-ranked Journals and conferences.
  21. 21. 22© 2013 Copyright Invent-DCU Key Takeaways….. There are smart people in DCU who can help your business Funding is available for the right projects My job is to make the process simple
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